We are a Roman Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Newark, made up of richly diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We are Disciples of Christ fed by the Word and Eucharist in an evolving community. We seek to live the mission of Christ: serving the Lord by serving one another through our living faith, and sharing the commitment of resources and energy of the Holy Spirit.


  • BUSINESS OWNERSAdvertise in our bulletin!  Thank you to all our advertisers!  To join the sponsors on our bulletin, please call Mary Hoffman at 860-836-8486.
  • PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  973-992-9490
  • The Facebook page for St. Raphael Parish is administered by Mary Gayle Scheper.  If you would like to contribute pictures or material to the page, please contact her with your material via the parish office at straphaelrcc@comcast.net. “Like” us at www.facebook.com/straphaellivingston
  • The bulletin for the parish is available on this website.  The current week is displayed automatically.  For earlier bulletins (the previous 5 weeks), scroll to the bottom of the page and select the weekend you would like to view.

Special Events

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  If you have a background in English – writing, editing, or oral presentation – you can help our local seminarians.  Check out the details here!
  • Help Collect Box Tops for Education for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese!   The Archdiocese has collected over 60,000 and we collected over 2000 coupons for St. Joseph School.  We are now branching out to include other schools.    Click here for a list of products that carry the coupons, or pick up a list next to the donation box. 
  • Parish Picnic!   A HUGH SUCCESS and barrels of fun!  Thank you to the wonderful team that put the whole event together (Fr. Lito, Maria Lee, Edith Martin, and Sylvia Barrasso), all the helpers and cooks, and all those who came to enjoy the food, the fun, and the people!  Thanks, too, to the companies and families who ‘sponsored’ the event and its special treats!  Check out the pictures in the bulletin for July 15.
  • Mark Your Calendars!  The Tricky Tray fund raiser has a new place and time! Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Hanover Manor. Ticket price is $40 which includes a 4 course dinner, cash bar and one sheet of tickets.  We are now making baskets. If you would like to donate NEW items, gift cards or make a cash donation, it would be sincerely appreciated.  Please contact Barbara Chekijian via the Parish Office at (973) 992-9490.

We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign

Sharing God’s Blessing


For additional upcoming events and special Mass times, please see the bulletin by clicking here.